Sunday, February 21, 2010

Garfield Park Conservatory

About a week ago, Carolina and I decided to take a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory. We had never been and decided that taking her niece would also be a fun experience. She loved it!!! When we arrived at the entrance she was given a sheet that was very interactive, almost like a scavenger hunt..she just wanted the stickers that came along with it...She could not wait to see the chocolate tree,

 unfortunately there weren't any pods, but that didn't deter her, we moved right along. She loved all the little paths and ponds and really enjoyed the fish, and turtles.

 Next up came the Banana tree, which she didn't really grasp, most likely because they weren't ripe, and because there was so much going on..

To our surprise She actually had given thought into this scavenger hunt and was finding some of the things all by her self!  Finding the Double Coconut Tree seed all by herself.  Amazing by the way..being the largest seed in the planet, weighing up to 50 lbs.

She then took us on a hunt for the Orange tree,

 which happened to be in the children's section where there is a slide and somewhat of a play pen, for lack of a better word. So she didn't really pay any attention to the tree because the tunnel slide kept calling her name.

She had a great time and so did we. Can't wait to go again..and neither can she..just this Friday she asked if we could go again..


Gatsbys Gardens said...

You have given a child a wonderful experience she will not forget. My aunt was my garden mentor and it had a positive effect on my whole life!

Finding My Green Thumb said...

Gatsbys Gardens

Thank you very much for stopping by!! I'm very happy to have brought her along, she has not stopped talking about it since. This year i'm going to try to involve her more in the Garden.

Debbie said...

Sounds like your adventure to Garfield Conservatory was wonderful. We've take our daughter there too. In the summer they have a mini farmers market. Don't forget that there's the Oak Park Conservatory too. It's smaller but it still makes you feel like you've gone on a field trip. Check out the kids events. The kid in me likes going too!

MrBrownThumb said...

The last time I was there I totally missed the Double Coconut. I'll have to look for it the next time I'm there.

Finding My Green Thumb said...


It definitely was wonderful, for all three of us. Thank you very much for that tip. We definitely plan on taking her as many times as she'd like. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.


Its huge!! and to think its still young. Its definitely a must see.. very interesting!